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    Re: If you had to Replace your Tiger
    Reply #30 on: 07 November, 2023, 11:36:47 pm
    07 November, 2023, 11:36:47 pm
    *Originally Posted by sax_000 [+]
    A couple of years ago we moved from Sydney to Port Macquarie, a large regional town about halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.  So I had my '12 Tiger 1050 SE and a Yamaha MT07 that I used as my "Sydney city" bike.  Here in the Port Mac region there are heaps of dirt roads ripe for exploring so early this year I bought a Husqvarna Norden 901 and put my Tiger on Bikesales figuring that the Norden and the MT07 would handle all my needs. So, firstly, absolutely no interest from anybody in the Tiger (except a very inventive scam), secondly, I went for a blast up the Oxley Hwy (one of the best "motorcycle roads" here in OZ and only 20 minutes from home) on the Tiger and instantly fell back in love with it, and thirdly, here in a regional town I don't really need a "city bike".

    So, I'm keeping the Tiger and I'll sell the MT07.

    Love the Oxley, ride it regularly.

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    Re: If you had to Replace your Tiger
    Reply #31 on: 08 November, 2023, 01:27:43 pm
    08 November, 2023, 01:27:43 pm
    *Originally Posted by gvy [+]
    So I just read about the new Suzuki GSX-S1000GX.
    I can't make my mind up just yet, but it has a lot to offer.
    I always tough of the  multistrada and the XR1000 as the more premium contenders of a Tiger Sport 1050.
    I like the tracer but not how it looks and certainly not its finishing level.
    I never liked the looks of the kawasaki versys 1000

    Infact I don't want to trade in my 2016 Tiger Sport yet, I like it to much as it is.

    This coming suzuki is a real nice alternative in the purely road oriented Xover bikes.

    It has a wopping 152hp and 106Nm , suzuki's first fully electronic suspension, a very nice TFT display, only 232kg ready to ride.
    So all the specs look very good.
    why oh why doesn't triumph make such a bike anymore. A new Tiger Sport (road oriented xover) that can compete with above mentioned bikes.



    Agreed, never owned a Suzuki, yet  :084:
    looks to me to be the nearest out there to a Tiger Sport, will have serious look at it,
    multi (V4) imo is a rich mans toy I don't have the funds to look after one (just a by the way the KTM 1290S trounces it in roll on tests-Bike world you-tube) haven't ridden an XR but rode an S1000r naked (three of us took two bikes out the S was an extra) I know gearing makesa a difference but it always sounded and felt like it was going 50mph faster than it was very frantic and busy,
    My ZZR1100D is way more relaxed but still an inline 4 so I hope the GX is similar as it has the old Gixer motor (reworked)

    I also hope Triumph finally get off their [censored] and have a 1260 Sport in the wings,
    it must be making them think now with the Multi, S1000XR, GSXS1000GX, to a lesser degree the Z1000Ninja (SX),
    My zzr is a keeper and it may well do me for next year if nothing floats my boat or a sniff of a 1260 Sport appears
    '08 1050 gone, 2017 KTM 1290S gone, now '94 ZZR1100D back to old times (temporarily)

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    Re: If you had to Replace your Tiger
    Reply #32 on: 08 November, 2023, 01:39:22 pm
    08 November, 2023, 01:39:22 pm
     :0461: that new Suzuki looks really nice, just read the review on Bennets bike social page  :028:
    i think if the reliabilty & quality is good it will attract a lot of new riders at that price. IMHO  :001:
    Yam RD125 DX, Kwak GPZ305, Honda CB400T, 1983 Kwak GT550, Suzuki GSF650 Bandit, Tiger 1050SE, 2019 Tiger Sport .... got there in the end.

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    Re: If you had to Replace your Tiger
    Reply #33 on: 08 November, 2023, 01:47:45 pm
    08 November, 2023, 01:47:45 pm
    Other than potential electronic problems an old school motor like that is gonna be pretty bulletproof
    '08 1050 gone, 2017 KTM 1290S gone, now '94 ZZR1100D back to old times (temporarily)

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    Re: If you had to Replace your Tiger
    Reply #34 on: 08 November, 2023, 02:05:47 pm
    08 November, 2023, 02:05:47 pm
    845mm seat, that's me out.

    New price From 14,499

    Power 150hp (112kW) @ 11,000rpm Torque 78.2lb-ft (106Nm) @ 9.250rpm

    Transmission 6-speed, assist/slipper clutch, bidirectional quickshifter

    Average fuel consumption 45.47mpg claimed

    Tank size 19 litres. Max range to empty 190 miles

    Rider aids: Cornering ABS, Cornering traction control, electronic suspension, multiple riding modes, slope-dependant control, Suzuki Easy Start system, Low-RPM assist

    Front suspension Showa SFF-CA forks with EERA electronic control

    Front suspension adjustment Suzuki Advanced Electronic Suspension adjusts compression and rebound damping

    Rear suspension Showa BFRC-lite monoshock with EERA electronic control

    Rear suspension adjustment Suzuki Advanced Electronic Suspension adjusts compression, rebound and preload

    Front brake 310mm discs, Brembo monobloc 4-piston calipers

    Rear brake Disc, Nissin 1-pot caliper

    Front wheel / tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2

    Rear wheel / tyre 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2

    Seat height 845mm

    Weight 232kg (kerb)
    Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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    Re: If you had to Replace your Tiger
    Reply #35 on: 08 November, 2023, 05:25:07 pm
    08 November, 2023, 05:25:07 pm
    Yes, seat height these days is my issue but we'll see, managed with a lofty ktm 1290S for a couple of years but taking a pillion was out of the question,
    '08 1050 gone, 2017 KTM 1290S gone, now '94 ZZR1100D back to old times (temporarily)

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    Re: If you had to Replace your Tiger
    Reply #36 on: 13 November, 2023, 04:04:48 am
    13 November, 2023, 04:04:48 am
    I've been considering this very same question... my answer comes down to a few options:

    1. new Tiger 1200 - I've only sat one on in the dealership but it felt comfortable.... except for the placement of the foot pegs, I can see my shins taking a hiding from the footpegs

    2. Kawasaki Versys 1000 (here in Australia we only get the fully kitted out option) -  I sold a few of these when I was selling Kawasakis and we had one as a demo bike, which i covered 160km on. I loved it, though thought the 1050 had more midrange.

    3. GS1250 - I sold BMW's for a bit over 12 months as well and loved riding the GS, though the price is a bit scary.

    4. 1000XR - as above, but I only covered a few laps on an XR at Phillip Island during a BMW customer day. Great bike, but would want a decent test ride to make sure it suits my needs.
    2009 White Tiger 1050 ABS, TOR can, Komy LEDS, SW Motech rear rack

     



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